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Privacy

Facebook and Airbnb told to change their ToS to fix EU consumer rights issues by year’s end – TechCrunch

Facebook has been singled out for censure by the European Commission’s head of consumer affairs who has warned she’s running out of patience and said the company needs to make additional changes to its terms of service before the end of the year to...

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Call for smart home devices to bake in privacy safeguards for kids – TechCrunch

A new research report has raised concerns about how in-home smart devices such as AI virtual voice assistants, smart appliances, and security and monitoring technologies could be gathering and sharing children’s data. It calls for new privacy measures to safeguard kids and make sure age appropriate...

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UK’s mass surveillance regime violated human rights law, finds ECHR – TechCrunch

The complaints in this case were lodged prior to the UK legislating for a new surveillance regime, the 2016 Investigatory Powers Act, so in coming to a judgement the Chamber was considering the oversight regime at the time (and in the case of points 1...

The complaints in this case w...

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Security flaw in ‘nearly all’ modern PCs and Macs exposes encrypted data – TechCrunch

A firmware bug means existing security measures "aren't enough to protect data in lost of stolen laptops," say new security research. Zack Whittaker @zackwhittaker / 8 hours Most modern computers, even devices with disk encryption, are vulnerable to a new attack that can steal sensitive data in a...

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Google back in court arguing against a global ‘right to be forgotten’ – TechCrunch

Google’s lawyers are in Europe’s top court today arguing against applying the region’s so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling globally domains, rather only geo-limiting delistings to European sub-domains (as it does now). The original rtbf ruling was also a European Court of Justice (ECJ)...

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Dozens of popular iPhone apps caught sending user location data to monetization firms – TechCrunch

A group of security researchers say dozens of popular iPhone apps are quietly sharing the location data of “tens of millions of mobile devices” with third-party data monetization firms. Almost all require access to a user’s location data to work properly, like weather and fitness apps,...

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